42nd Annual Alabama County Government Institute


Racing for Revenue: Providing New Resources
for Local Government


June 14-15, 2012



CGS Hosts the 42nd Annual Alabama County Government Institute

An audience of public officials welcomed Governor Robert Bentley when he addressed the 42nd Annual Alabama County Government Institute on June 14 and 15, 2012 at the Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.  The Center for Governmental Services (CGS), a division of University Outreach, hosts the annual institute; the theme for the Institute this year was "Racing for Revenue – Providing New Resources for Local Government", with timely fiscal solutions and answers for those serving in all levels of Alabama government.

This year's event brought together Alabama county commissioners, tax collectors, revenue commissioners, and other county officials to explore ways for Alabama local governments to enhance their revenue environments, position the county for economic development and growth, and effectively build for the future.  Dr. Don-Terry Veal, director of the CGS, notes that the numbers of participants attending this annual conference have grown during the past few years, positively responding to topics designed to access and address resources and ways local governments can increase or expand improve their economic bases. Veal states that “one of the current goals of CGS is to intensify the collective understanding of governments’ potentials of revenue generation in a global economy”.

In addition to Governor Bentley, speakers included Dr. David Bronner, CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama; Ted Abernathy, Executive Director, Southern Growth Policies Board; and Commissioner Julie Magee, Alabama Department of Revenue.

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